On the Media, a National Public Radio program centered on media issues, discussed this weekend the challenges and the future of oral history projects for academia. Their conversation centered on the Belfast Project, an oral history project at Boston College “that aimed to document combatants’ stories in the clashes between the Irish Republican Army and the Irish Loyalist Army in the 1970s through the 1990s. ”
You can hear the On the Media radio interview The Belfast Project with Anthony McIntyre who recorded many of the interviews for the project.
You can also hear The Future of Oral History Projects, an interview with Jack Dunn, the Director of the Boston College News and Public Affairs office (respondent comments are listed in text below).
You might also be interested in reading Boston College Magazine’s Winter 2012 article by Thomas Cooper called Oral Arguments.